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Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

No change

What was the stress level of the interview?

5 out of 10

How you think you did?

8 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

2 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

40 minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Closed file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Tell me about yourself and the things you've been doing since high school." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Tell me more about your family background." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Why NYMC when you live so far away?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

No Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What did you learn about your [humanities major]? I wish I'd prepared more for this question because even though I thought I gave a pretty cogent answer, my interview literally asked this question of me two more times before the interview was over." Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"Read up on (the few available materials) on NYMC; read SDN interview feedback; kept up with health news" Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"the pretty anatomy lab; the nationally-ranked children's hospital (I wandered there during my free time and a doctor saw me looking kinda lost so he took me on a tour of his floor!)" Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"The tiny campus: it seemed like the campus only consisted of 4 main buildings (admin office med science building, hospital, children's hospital) and bunker-like student housing. Students at NYMC were nice enough but other students interviewing there gave off the distinct impression that they were just here because it was a backup." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"That everyone (students/faculty) would have no clue about what was happening with Touro. I understand that things are up in the air but I felt that they could have at least talked about it more transparently and let prospective students know how it might affect education/the vibe of NYMC." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Pretty nice students and faculty, but the location and the vibe of the campus just didn't do it for me. This trip really exemplified why it's so important to visit a school not only to interview but to see if it feels right." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

5 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

Out of state

What was your total time spent traveling?

7+ hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

What airport did you use?

LaGuardia

Where did you stay?

Hotel

How would you rate the hotel?

8 out of 10

What is the name of the hotel you stayed in?

La Quinta Elmsford

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

10/26/2010

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

2 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

3 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

2 out of 10

How is the responsiveness of the admissions office?

5 out of 10

How is the friendliness of the admissions office?

1 out of 10

How eco-friendly are the school's application materials and interview process?

5 out of 10

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"Treat the applicants like they might actually matter. The front desk people didn't smile the day I was there and just gave me deadpan instructions once I arrived. It didn't really faze me but it did affect my impression of the school." Report Response

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